Why you need to start a blog?
Nowaday’s everything is moving towards the internet and day by day the usage of Google is increasing by the normal users. Right from ordering food to buying cosmetics everything have moved to online platforms and its growing day by day.
If you are reading this blog, definitely you should have used Google search at least once in a day to find about the something which you are looking for. Every day Google is receiving billions of search queries all around the world and hence the chances for making money online are more.
If you are a student or housewife or even a business owner reading this blog, then you can always have the chance to make money online with blogging. The word blogging is more trending in this decade and many have already started a blog on their own. So if you are planning to do something extra, blogging is one of the ideal methods to get started today and earn more.
How to earn money from blogging?
Starting a new blog is not a big task. Even if you are not familiar with the technical side of the websites and blogs, you can easily learn as there is a free blogging course available at SeekaHost University on how to start a blog and optimize it for better rankings. Being a beginner you can create blogs in any niche based on your interest. There are many ways to make money from blogging and below are some,
- Guest Posting
- Monetizing the Blog
- Affiliate Marketing
1. Guest Posting
Guest Posting is the method where other bloggers can publish a guest post in your blog by paying per guest post. This is the most easiest way to make money from a blogging website. But for others to inquire you regarding a guest post, your website should have good organic traffic and also website authority should be good.
Once your website is more familiar among the bloggers, then you will get the guest post orders more frequently. The added advantage with guest posting is that you will get quality content to your blog as well.
2. Monetizing the Blog
Ultimate aim of starting a new blog is to drive more users to the blogging website from the Google Search. So once you have enough traffic flowing from Google organically, then you can apply to Google AdSense and monetize your blog. Once the Google AdSense is approved for your blog, then Google will show custom ads in your blogging website like shown in the below image.
So based on the impressions and the clicks which the ads receive from the organic visitors, Google will pay you. Earnings in the Google AdSense may depend on various factors like the number of impressions, clicks, the niche of your blogging site, etc. This is one of the ways to make money using the blogging website.
3. Affiliate Marketing
Affiliate marketing is the way of promoting the products or services which is owned by others. You will get the commission for each sale based on the products/services that you promote. For example, Amazon affiliate is the most common thing, you can write a nice blog about any product which Amazon is selling and try to rank for that product based search queries.
So the normal users who are searching about that product will land on your website and will navigate to the Amazon website through the affiliate link of yours. So when the user makes any purchase from your affiliate link, then you will get the commission for the sale.
This is just a simple example, similarly, affiliate marketing is available in various fields. it’s not just product-based, even you can promote the services like Web Hosting and get the affiliate commissions.
How much does it cost to start a blog?
To start a new blog, you just need two things which are listed below,
- Domain Name
- Web Hosting
This is the only expense you will have if you are planning to start a new blog. Ideally, the domain name may range around 7$ to 10$ (for a year) based on the domain extension and the hosting charges may be around 2$ per month at the starting. So ideally it would cost you only around 20$ to 30$ for a year to start and maintain a blog.
You can check out the below video where Fernando has shown how to register a new domain name,
You can also check out my personal blog where I have written in detail about the cost to start a new blog. You can choose the web hosting company like SeekaHost, so you get the best technical support and guidance to start your first blog.
You can watch the below video and start your blog in less than 4 minutes, Yes, in less than 4 minutes 🙂
These are some of the smart ways to make money online. I have also written a detailed guide on starting a new website from scratch and its available on SeekaHost, you can check at https://www.seekahost.com/how-to-create-a-website/. So just get a new domain today and start your own blog.
- Dinesh Kumar VM, SEO & Digital PR Manager at ClickDo Ltd. Has Expertise in Google Ads, Facebook Ads & Remarketing. Wrote & Published many books related to SEO & Digital Marketing.